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One Liners: CTM, Fuga, Anna Of The North, more

By | Published on Thursday 13 June 2019

Anna Of The North


Music publisher CTM has announced that it is opening a Latin office in partnership with production duo Play-N-Skillz. “I am convinced that Play-N-Skillz are the right partners [with which] to create a successful music publishing powerhouse with Latin writers on a global scale”, says CTM CEO André de Raaff. So that’s lucky.

Digital distributor Fuga has signed Italian record label Planet Records to a global digital services deal. The deal covers the label’s own roster, plus artists using its Planet Distribution service. “Fuga’s technology allows us to maintain total control of product, directly from the recording studio to the final listener”, reckons Planet founder Roberto Ferrante.



Former EMI HR exec Clare Cowland has joined Sony/ATV as VP Human Resources, UK & International. “I’m excited to welcome Clare”, says SVP Global Human Resources Elicia Felix-Hughey. “We welcome Clare”, says International President Guy Henderson. “I am lucky to welcome her”, says UK President David Ventura. Too late Dave, we’ve already done that.



Anna Of The North has released new single ‘Thank Me Later’. She’s also announced that she will play a show at Heaven in London on 6 Nov.

The LaFontaines have released new single ‘Body’. Their new album, ‘Junior’, is out tomorrow and their UK tour starts tonight in Glasgow.

Bea1991 has announced that she will release her long-awaited debut album, ‘Brand New Adult’, next month. It has quite the artwork. She’s also released new single ‘Did You Feel Me Slip Away?’, featuring Dev Hynes.

Africa Express have released new track ‘City In Lights’ featuring Georgia, The Mahotella Queens, Otim Alpha and Nick Zinner.

Shura has announced that she will release her second album, ‘Forevher’, on 16 Aug. Here’s new single, ‘Religion (U Can Lay Your Hands On Me)’.

Snow Ghosts have released the video for ‘Heavy Heart’, taken from their latest album, ‘A Quiet Ritual’.

Maria Usbeck has announced that she will release new album ‘Envejeciendo’ on 16 Aug. From it, this is first single ‘Amor Anciano’.



Deerhunter have announced UK and Ireland tour dates in November. Kicking off at Whelans in Dublin on 2 Nov, they will also play London’s Roundhouse.

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